[OS X TeX] Beamer problem with simpdflatex/dvips

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 11 03:12:47 CET 2010

On Feb 10, 2010, at 5:22 PM, ludling wrote:

> \documentclass{beamer}
> \title{Beamer Problem}
> \author{Nathan Sanders}
> \date{\today}
> \begin{document}
> \begin{frame}{Title Frame}
> \maketitle
> \end{frame}
> \end{document}


Take a look at /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/dvips/config/config.ps in a text editor. The last item should start with

% use -t nopaper ...

and the next to last item should start with

% use -t unknown

Originally the ``nopaper'' came before the ``unknown'' and when a strange paper size (i.e., it didn't closely match any of the sizes before it)  occurred the ``nopaper'' was chosen and the ``unknown'' should have been chosen.

I believe this was fixed before TL-2009 was released. Do you do TL-2009 testing and not update to the release?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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